Photo courtesy Yesenia Rodriguez
Two Sunnyside youths last Saturday performed well during the Battle on the Columbia Martial Arts Tournament in Richland. Areesa Rodriguez (L) placed first in the kata division and third in the sparring division. Mark Aranda (R) earned second place honors in the kata division. Aranda and Rodriguez will be going into the eighth and second grades, respectively, this fall. They are pictured with instructor Rocky Gonzales, a martial arts grand master.